Author Zach Adams

Zach masquerades as a white collar corporate zombie Monday thru Friday in order to afford race entries, but is much happier writing columns for Ultrarunning Magazine or blogging at www.MidPackZach.com. Writing and playing Dungeons and Dragons are his hobbies, but running ultras and having adventures is his passion. Zach loves sarcasm, dislikes whining, and occasionally likes to write what lots of people are thinking but don’t dare say in public.

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On Timed Runs

Timed runs are kind of awesome. If you have not tried it, I would suggest doing so. Maybe they aren’t for everyone, but you might just be surprised. My first experience at a timed event I was totally sure I would hate it, and ended up very surprised.

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Ultra Goal Setting

Just because I don’t have a snowball’s chance of hell of ever winning an ultramarathon doesn’t mean that I don’t set goals for myself. In fact, I might set multiple goals for a single race. Or I may a single goal for an entire year’s time period. The point is, goals help you keep motivated to improve and give you a benchmark to evaluate your progress.